"Database version needs update", How do I update my database?

This message will occur when the database version is out of sync with the program version. This happens occasionally after updates, and may impact only certain workstations on a network.

Note: if you are using a network version of Yearli Desktop, these instructions will need to be followed on the server computer. Please check for program updates on the server computer prior to updating database, as database version will not exceed server program version.

If the Yearli icon is on the desktop

  1. Close your Yearli Desktop program.
  2. Go to your desktop, and locate the Yearli icon for the year you need.
  3. Right-click the Yearli icon, and click "Open File Location".*
  4. Locate and open the Utilities folder.
    • The Utilities folder is commonly located near the top of the window.
  5. Right-click the SQLUtility.exe, and choose "Run as Administrator".
  6. Click the "Create/Update Database" button at the top.
  7. Wait for the utility to finish.
  8. In the white box on the left, scroll to the bottom of the text.
  9. If it says "Database successfully created", close the utility and launch the Yearli Desktop program.

If the Yearli icon is not on the desktop

  1. Close your Yearli Desktop program.
  2. Open the start menu, and locate the "Greatland Corporation" folder.
  3. Locate the Yearli 20XX entry, where XX is the year of the software.
  4. Right-click the Yearli 20XX entry, and select "Open File Location".
  5. In the folder that comes up, select the Yearli 20XX entry and click "Open File Location" again.*
  6. Locate and open the Utilities folder.
    • The Utilities folder is commonly located near the top of the window.
  7. Right-click the SQLUtility.exe, and choose "Run as Administrator".
  8. Click the "Create/Update Database" button at the top.
  9. Wait for the utility to finish.
  10. In the white box on the left, scroll to the bottom of the text.
  11. If it says "Database successfully created", close the utility and launch the Yearli Desktop program.

*Note: if the program was installed with the default settings, you can go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Greatland Corporation\Yearli\ and open the folder for the year you need.

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